By David Markham
This was supposed to be a story about the record offering of fine and performing arts classes in a single month. But out of nine programs originally listed for September, as of our release date, three have already filled. Some space remains in each of the other six offerings, although you might want to act quickly!
“The goal of our fine art homeschool programs is to let students try out new materials and methods of art in a supportive environment while also having fun and making friends,” said Fine Arts Coordinator Ryan Bell. “Our homeschool parents love that our programs give their kids a chance to express themselves and explore new and different art mediums that they may not have had experience with.”
A hallmark of her homeschool programs, Bell noted, is that they typically run longer than other youth art programs.
“It really gives the students time to delve deeply into different art materials, art history subjects, and art theory concepts,” she said.
A new offering for this season is Homeschool Making & Engineering for ages eight to 12.
“We’re excited to offer a new program that creates a bridge between art and science and technology,” Bell said. “Art, making, and engineering all have creative and explorative elements to them where you do a lot of exploring and testing during the creation process, and we’re looking forward to helping the students learn new skills and make amazing things.”
Bell also said she’s also open to suggestions for new homeschool offerings.
“I’m always looking for new fine arts programs that we can offer to support the homeschool community,” she said. “I would encourage families to reach out if they have a program they’d like to see at [email protected]”
Here is the listing of September classes with available space. All classes will take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
Here are additional homeschool programs through the remainder of the current season: